An equestrian portrait of a Man Singh ruler Opaque watercolor on paper, 19th Century
Lot 111
An equestrian portrait of a Man Singh of Jodhpur Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Jodhpur, circa 1800
US$ 3,000 - 5,000
£1,800 - 3,000
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An equestrian portrait of a Man Singh of Jodhpur
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Jodhpur, circa 1800
The ruler restrains his charged stallion in anticipation of the hunt. Dressed in a fine white jama and adorned with modest jewels, he carries a spear against his shoulder. The forward attendant's leg breaks the frame to provide further urgency to the scene.
image: 11 x 8 in. (28 x 20 cm), folio: 13 x 9 ¼ in. (33 x 23.5 cm))

Footnotes

  • For the type and further discussion see Rosemary Crill, Marwar Painting: A History of the Jodhpur Style, 2010, fig. 61, p. 87. Also compare with a closely related equestrian portrait of Thakur Sher Singh sold at Christie's, new York, March 20, 2012, lot 236. Also see another portrait of Raja Dawlat Singh
    of Jodhpur possibly from the same set sold by Christie's, South Kensington, April 23, 20012, lot 349.


    Provenance:
    Dr. Alec Simpson Collection, New Jersey
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